60’s Cars

1960s: If the 1950s were all flash, the 1960s were all dash. The size of cars and trucks grew larger during the 1960s, but so did the cubic inches under the hoods, and it didn’t take long for that 1960s free spirit to channel the power of a full-size car engine into the chassis of a smaller car to produce spirited power. In addition to hairy quarter-mile heroes, the era produced refined cocktail cruisers and increasing amounts of kiddie-carrying station wagons. Then and now, there’s a 1960s car or truck for every taste, yet they all have something in common: good looks and good power.

Car of the Week: 1966 Chevrolet Impala

In the 1960s, the Impala was a versatile fixture of the Chevrolet lineup and the country’s top-selling automobile. With so many body styles, trim levels and engine options, there was an Impala for just about every new car buyer.

Car of the Week: 1969 AMC SC/Rambler

Larry O’Connor loved his 1966 Chevelle Super Sport, but he grew tired of seeing so many other cars just like it. "So I told my wife [Diane], ‘I want to get a car nobody has.’" he recalled. "I told her I wanted an SC/Rambler.’ She said, ‘Where are you going to...

Car of the Week: 1967 AMC Ambassador convertible

If Fred Neubauer winds up with more than his fair share of the 1967 AMC Ambassador convertibles remaining in the world, then a little bit of collector car justice has probably been served. It would be hard to find a guy more attached to the stylish orphan ragtops than Neubauer, a...

Car of the Week: 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

Louis Barrie's dream car didn't arrive as he had dreamt – the body was off the car, in a state of partial restoration, while most of the rest of the car was in boxes. But it was a 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, and Barrie had wanted one for as long as...

Car of the Week: 1965 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

Bob Mayer makes no bones about it: he loves original automobiles. Low-mileage, unrestored, in-tact cars are right in his wheelhouse.

The well-known, retired Miami television newsman has had his share of such cars in the past, but he’s never had one that was as stunningly original as the sweet...

Car of the Week: 1964 Ford Fairlane 500

John Checki likes a cool convertible or a sporty hardtop collector car as much as the next guy. But he had a four-door on his mind back in 1999 when Checki and his wife Mary became the third owners of their unrestored 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 sedan.

Car of the Week: 1961 Chevrolet Corvette

There is truth to the old adage that good things come to those who wait. Take the case of the 1961 Corvette that sat wasting away in a farm shed in north central Wisconsin. It took 16 years for the old car to see the light of day again, but thanks...